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Can I run as fast as The Flash?

By Rhys L Griffiths The Flash has been one of DC Comics most popular heroes since his first appearance in the Golden Age Flash Comic #1 in January 1940. Since then he has battled countless villains with his super speedy

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How do our eyes work?

by Zoë Gamble   Many of us take our vision for granted, but have you ever wondered how this fascinating organ actually works? How do our eyes allow us to see objects as small as a human hair, or as far

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What is Lightning?

By Wendy Sadler Fersiwn Cymraeg. Today’s blog is all about why we get lightning and then you can try an activity related to lightning for yourself at home. First of all take your hands and place them together. Now, while

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Blue light and our bodies

by Simon Jones This week I want to look at two applications of blue light. One, we talk about regularly in our popular biomedical Engineering for Life show; using blue light as a means of treating the disease jaundice. The other

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Exploring light and shadows

by Wendy Sadler Now the days are getting longer and the rain is finally coming less often (unless you live in Cardiff of course!) we like any opportunity to get outside and work in the sunshine*. This is a great

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Illuminating stuff! Luminescence: Light without heat

Shedding some light To understand this impressive sounding example of light we’re going to need to understand what light is. Light is a form of energy transfer, with different amounts of energy giving different colours.  The light we see is

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Growing towards the sun!

By Abigail Read This blogpost looks at different flowering plant and tree components and what they do, focussing on the different parts of the plant and how they are involved in plants growing.  We also look at an experiment to to

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Earth Hour Science

At 20.30 UK time today millions of people all over the world will be taking part in Earth Hour by switching off their lights.  We think this is a great idea not just because we think raising awareness of our

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